Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6
1. The world’s first*1 F2.8 all-in-one zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras
A remarkable first for an all-in-one zoom lens: the 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 achieves a fast F2.8 aperture at the
28mm wide-angle end. Additionally, maximum apertures at intermediate zoom ranges are F3.5 at 50mm,
F4.5 at 100mm, and F5.6 at 150mm through 200mm. As an unprecedented all-in-one zoom that combines
fast aperture with compact size, the 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 delivers greater versatility and usefulness than
ever before available.
*1 Maximum aperture in zoom range among currently available all-in-one interchangeable zoom lenses with a zoom ratio of 7x
or higher (As of May 2020: Tamron)
2. Light weight and compact size for superior mobility
Tamron’s series of full-frame mirrorless camera lenses, starting with the 28-75mm F2.8 (Model A036), has
been developed with the overall goal of balancing high performance with convenience. In addition to the
series-standard 67mm filter diameter, and leveraging the camera integrated image stabilization, engineers
concentrated on achieving compact size and light weight. Length is just 117mm (4.6 in), maximum
diameter is 74mm, and the weight is a mere 575g (20.3 oz). With a size that offers excellent portability, the
lens lightens your load, allowing you to travel comfortably and shoot unencumbered.
PRODUCT NAME DATE OF LAUNCH
28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD (Model A071）
June 25, 2020
**Due to the spread of COVID-19, the release date or the
product supply schedule could be delayed.
3. Uncompromising image quality that lets you focus on creativity
This new zoom lens contains 18 elements in 14 groups. A generous assortment of special lens elements that
includes GM (Glass Molded Aspherical), hybrid aspherical, XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) and LD (Low
Dispersion) lens elements is precisely arranged to effectively control chromatic and other aberrations,
enabling high resolving power. Meanwhile, the BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating provides
powerful anti-reflection properties to effectively reduce ghosting and flare, resulting in clear and crisp
images. In-camera correction features are utilized to mitigate distortion and shading to achieve uniformly
high image quality from edge-to-edge at all zoom settings. Tamron has concentrated all its all-in-one zoom
technologies into achieving optical performance that sets a new standard among existing all-in-one zoom
lenses. From casual snaps to serious photos, this single lens lets you enjoy a wide range of shooting
situations with complete freedom of composition.
4. Superior up-close shooting performance
The 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 delivers superior close-up shooting performance for an all-in-one zoom. At the
28mm wide-angle end the MOD (Minimum Object Distance) is 0.19m (7.5 in), achieving a maximum
magnification ratio of 1:3.1. This performance, combined with the fast F2.8 aperture, allows users to move
in close so that the subject is large while simultaneously showcasing a beautifully blurred background.
Close-up shooting is remarkable at the telephoto end as well, with an MOD of 0.8m (31.5 in) and
maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8. Users can capture impressive images with highly blurred
backgrounds and create exceptional compositions.
5. The RXD stepping motor unit is exceptionally quiet
The AF drive incorporates a sensor that accurately detects the position of the lens while the RXD motor
unit delivers optimized AF control. This achieves very fast and accurate autofocus operation, allowing
users to maintain tack-sharp focus on continuously moving subjects or when filming video. The
exceedingly quiet operation is an important advantage because it virtually eliminates extraneous sounds
during video recording. In addition, the compact configuration of the RXD AF drive system contributes to
the unprecedented size and weight reduction.
6. A full family of superb, compact lenses made especially for mirrorless cameras
The 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 zoom is based on Tamron’s stratagem of creating a series* of lenses for
full-frame mirrorless cameras that leverage the characteristics of compact camera bodies.
Consequently, photographers can more easily enjoy various combinations of interchangeable lenses.
For example, when the Model A071 is combined with the 17-28mm F2.8 (Model A046), the combined weight of the two lenses is less than 1kg (995g/35.1 oz). This lightweight, portable zoom set covers
everything from wide-angle to telephoto with a zoom range of 17-200mm. Additionally, when
combined with a lens from Tamron’s series of fixed focal lenses such as the 20mm F2.8 (Model F050)
or 24mm F2.8 (Model F051), the weight is less than 800g (28.2 oz), expanding the possibilities of
shooting at the wide-angle end without adding excessive weight or bulk.
All lenses in the series share the common filter diameter of 67mm, thereby eliminating the hassle
associated with using different size filters and lens caps. Costly filters (e.g., PL, ND, etc.) can be shared
instead of buying separate units for each lens. In this way, Tamron has expanded its series of lenses to
make it truly practical to carry multiple lenses at the same time.
* A lineup of lenses with 67mm filter diameter for full-frame mirrorless cameras: 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD
7. Moisture-Resistant Construction, Fluorine Coating, and Zoom Lock switch
Seals are located at the lens mount area and other critical locations to deter infiltration of moisture and/or
rain drops and afford Moisture-Resistant Construction. This feature provides an additional layer of
protection when shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions. Also, the front surface of the lens
element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that has excellent water- and oil-repellant qualities.
The lens surface is easier to wipe clean and is less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, moisture or
oily fingerprints, allowing for much easier maintenance. Additionally, the handy Zoom Lock switch
prevents unwanted barrel extension during transportation.
8. Compatible with main camera-specific features and functions
Tamron’s new 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 is compatible with many of the advanced features that are specific to
certain mirrorless cameras. These include the following:
– Fast Hybrid AF
– Eye AF
– Direct Manual Focus (DMF)
– In-camera lens correction (shading, chromatic aberration, distortion)
– Camera-based lens unit firmware updates
* Features vary by camera. Please consult your camera’s owner’s manual for details. (As of May, 2020.)